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Mattes Custom Short Crescent Slimline Leather Sheepskin Girth

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“I was having real problems with a slipping girth, but thanks to Mattes, my girth no longer slips forward.”

– Alexandra W. Mattes Girth Customer.

The Mattes Short Crescent slimline girth is a perfect fit for rounder horses with short backs and wide ribs or a narrow chest. The girth has been specifically cut back in the elbow area which is 2 cm slimmer than its cotton quilted counterpart, allowing greater elbow movement without hindrance or the possibility of chafing. The short girth is made to fit dressage and monoflap saddles

Mattes short Crescent slimline girths are made from beautifully padded leather, covering spreader inserts that help distribute pressure over the entire girth area. The girth has been specifically cut back in the elbow area allowing greater elbow movement without hindrance or the possibility of chafing.

All Mattes Custom crescent leather girths are cushioned by 100% Merino Lambskin and soft edge trim, ensuring a snug but comfortable fit for your horse. The workmanship and use of high quality materials is un-matched. If you want a girth that fits your horse and stands the test of time there is no-one better than Mattes. Click the β€œDesign Yours” button below to make your girth a reality.

If you need assistance finding the correct shaped girth for your horse, please do not hesitate to ask or use our consultation service.

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  • Size: 50cm - 120cm (5cm Increments)
  • Black, Brown or Champagne Leather Base
  • Top Quality Sheepskin, fully removable
  • Designed with your horses shape in mind.
  • Hundreds of fantastic Colour Combinations
  • Available Options: Complete Girth or Replacement Sheepskin Only
  • Please see below tabs for important information about ordering this item
Design Yours

Size Guide

How to Measure your girth

  • Firstly, your horse should be measured after work, this is to ensure that you get the correct measurement and not one distorted by your horse puffing out against the girth buckling.
  • Always measure your girth length on a saddled and girthed horse, both sides of the girth must be buckled evenly.
  • Using a soft tape measure, measure from the lower edge of the saddle flap on one side, to the same point on the other side, then subtract 30cm. Always round it up to the next length.

    Measurement: 101cm

    Subtract: 30cm = 71cm

    Girth Length: 75cm

  • Make sure that if your horse is touchy around the mid section, that you secure the assistance of someone to help you.
1. Anatomic, 2. Asymmetric, 3. Crescent, 4. Athletico
Mattes Short Girth Measurements
50cm, 55cm, 60cm, 65cm, 70cm, 75cm, 80cm, 85cm, 90cm, 95cm, 100cm, 105cm, 110cm, 115cm, 120cm
NB: Quoted sizes may vary by +/- 2 cm.

Which Girth Style do you need?

Anatomic Girth

This Girth shape suits horses with good confirmation where the girth sits far enough away from the horses elbow. The Girth is slightly cut back at the front and back in the elbow area. (strap is rotatable).

Horse shape for Anatomic Girth
Horse Shape for Anatomic Girth
Anatomic Girth Style
Anatomic Girth Shape

Asymmetric Girth

This Girth shape suits close coupled horses with less pronounced rib cages, where there is less distance from where the girth wants to sit and the elbows. This girth is severely cut back in front of the elbow area to compensate for this.

Horse shape for Asymmetric Girth
Horse Shape for Asymmetric Girth
Asymmetric Girth Style
Asymmetric Girth Shape

Crescent Girth

This Girth shape suits round horses with short backs and wide ribs or a narrow chest. The special shape of the girth absorbs the rib curvature so that it cannot slip forward.

Horse shape for Crescent Girth
Horse Shape for Crescent Girth
Crescent Girth Style
Crescent Girth Shape

Athletico Girth

This Girth shape suits horses with athletic, strong wedge shaped physique. The special shape of the girth prevents in almost all cases, any saddle slippage that may result in the girth sliding backwards.

Horse shape for Athletico Girth
Horse Shape for Athletico Girth
Athletico Girth Style
Athletico Girth Shape

Correct Girth Fitting

A Correctly fitted Girth will ensure the maximum comfort for your horse in both ensuring there is clearance through the elbow and ensuring your saddle stays in place. You should ensure enough clearance that the buckles do not catch on your horses elbow, additionally that the Mattes Girth Style you choose suits your horses conformation.

Correct Fitting
Mattes Correct Girth Fit
Incorrect Fitting
Mattes Incorrect Girth Fit

Delivery & Returns

This product is: Custom

Delivery Timescales

We take great pride in offering Custom products that are tailored to your specific design and requirements. To ensure your item is of the highest quality and meets our exacting standards, it is created from scratch by our skilled manufacturers. This process does take time and as such, there is a production timescale of approximately four to six weeks. We strive to provide accurate delivery timescales, but please note they may vary, especially during busy periods such as the holiday season. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to ensure your order arrives as promptly as possible whilst maintaining the highest levels of quality.


With our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products, you can have complete faith in our unwavering confidence in the quality and craftsmanship of whatever you order from us. If you find your order does not meet your needs you can exchange it within 14 days (terms and conditions apply)

In addition, our two-year warranty ensures you are making a wise and secure investment. Choose excellence and join the ranks of satisfied customers, making us the go-to source for top-notch equestrian gear.

Reviews (1)

1 review for Mattes Custom Short Crescent Slimline Leather Sheepskin Girth

  1. Rebecca L

    Thank you very much

    We’ve got it and it’s brilliant, thank you VERY much!!!!!

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Mattes Short Crescent Slimline Girths are totally customisable allowing you to create a bespoke design from a choice of hundreds of colour combinations.

The premium sheepskin padding is a signature feature of all Mattes custom crescent girths and the flexibility of material and colour choice enables you to create a bespoke fleece girth that matches the rest of your horse tack and even your riding apparel.

The custom crescent leather girth has been made to suit round horses with short backs and wide ribs or a narrow chest. The special shape of the girth absorbs the rib curvature so that it cannot slip forward.

Mattes make a range of custom girths that suit all shapes and sizes of horses. If you would like to discuss the best girth for your horse, then feel free to contact us or complete the online consultation form.